As 2019 comes to a close, I cannot help but think about how much I have traveled and evolved as an agent in the past 10 years. 

2009

I started my career with a small home-based agency that specialized in Australia and New Zealand. I worked there until I decided I wanted to move on to something a little more corporate based. 

  • I visited Mexico as my first “big” trip abroad. 
  • I went to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale to check out new cruise ships
  • I visited New Zealand and Fiji as my next big trips abroad 

2011 – I continued my career  with AAA 

  • I visited Hawaii and Los Angeles 
  • Visited China 
  • Celebrated my 30th Birthday at Walt Disney World
  • Went on my first Bus Tour with Trafalgar Tours to London, Paris, Lucerne, Venice, Florence and Rome 
  • Was a part of AAA’s Gold Club in Texas 
  • Went to the Top Agent trip in London and continued independently to Paris and Belgium. It was the first big trip my husband and I traveled on together. 
  • Started building my client relationships. Something I value to my core to this day. 
  • Had the honor of starting my working relationship with Make A Wish Foundation of the Gulf Coast and Louisiana region. 

 

2016 – present Brilliant Journeys was founded 

As you may know, I decided to start Brilliant Journeys when I had my daughter in 2016 

  • We traveled to California for the Avoya Conference and my daughter went to Disneyland the first time
  • I made Best of the Best in 2017 & 2018. 
  • I made the Million Dollar Club in 2019 
  • I was invited to Global Travel Marketplace two years in a row! (a conference for top tier agents)
  • Sailed on the inaugural  Norwegian Bliss  
  • Won Travel Age West Magazine’s Up and Coming Agent Rockstar Under the age of 40 
  • Traveled to the Dominican Republic and stayed at the Secrets Cap Cana
  • Traveled to Jamaica
  • Fulfilled a dream of traveling to Thailand 
  • Won Top Sales with Insight Vacations in all of North America
  • Won Trafalgar’s Top Agent and went to South Africa 
  • Traveled on my first river cruise with Crystal River Cruises 
  • Was one of the first passengers to experience A Perfect Day in CoCo Cay with Royal Caribbean 
  • Experienced Ireland on Insight Luxury Gold with my husband 
  • Attended the European Travel Conference in Poland
  • Ended 2019 by visiting the German Christmas Markets  

Whew! This decade was something. I am so incredibly lucky to do what I do. I love travel and I love assisting my clients even more. I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years brings me.

Categories: Adventures

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